Hell In A Bucket-> Sugaree, Minglewood Blues, El Paso, Me & My Uncle-> Big River, Loser, Victim Or The Crime, Standing On the Moon Hey Pocky Way, Truckin'-> Terrapin Station-> Drums-> Jam-> I Will Take You Home-> All Along The Watchtower-> Morning Dew-> Good Lovin', E: Brokedown Palace
sbd>cass>dat>cd>eac>wav>shn>wav>shn; via Ray Hansen; seedeD
May 2, 2016 Subject:
Good show. 3 new songs usually would shy me away from a show like this. Standing on the moon is strong! Theres a fun improv jam between terrapin and drums. But the standout song from this show is clearly Morning dew!! jerry is screaming, the solos are sharp and the entire band is killing it by the end.
February 12, 2012 Subject:
January 27, 2012 Subject:
Ran Into A Rainstorm
This is a strong show with a very intense 'other' ingredient which elevates the whole. I think it was the crowd. It was a great time around Greesboro in general, with a real southern feeling that I suspect is less now. Mucho bare wire crackling going on around. It was like a drug bazar outside. When GD was cranking along during the show that crowd went crazy-fun.
I always loved HPW! I clearly remember this one. Jerry turned to Brent and they just played off one another. Post Terrapin & MD are the other biggies, but it's solid throughout.
June 2, 2008 Subject:
THAT WAS US!!!!
Hey Joe Shlobotnick!! That was me and my buddy Scott (we're from Rochester NY; he had the beard and I was the skinny one) who were up front and trying to get Brent to do Hey Pocky Way the whole first set! We were, and remain, huge Brent fans (I even got to meet him backstage at Cal Expo later this same year). He was the man, and I still miss him to this day. I'm thinking you must have either been the guy to our right or the guy right behind us (I remember a bunch of us making friends and having a great night). My memory differs from yours slightly. For instance I don't remember holding up the nug for Brent (but I don't doubt it either!). But I do remember during the first set we got a great "We Want Brent" chant going - the only time I remember hearing one. And Jerry joined with us in "bugging" Brent. Jer was laughing and kept giving Brent those looks, like "they're not going to shut up until you sing"! :-) You could tell Jerry was loving it though; at one point he even was egging us on to keep on trying to get Brent to sing. This show has always been one of my favorite memories because of our interactions with Jerry and Brent that night - and the fact that they took it to heart and played one of the best Hey Pocky Ways of all time. I was only up front for three shows (12/31/88; 3/31/89; and 10/8/89), and they were all very special shows, but when it comes to interacting with the band, this show tops anything else I ever experienced.
Joe, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you visit this page again.
April 12, 2007 Subject:
The Wind Cried Jerry
Anyone remember that wind storm during the day of the 1st show?
September 15, 2005 Subject:
moved to greensboro from va. in '86. lived about 1 mile from coliseum and was very happy to have the dead down the street and to see the shows with my friends/townfolk. was struck by the "stripped down" sound. in stark contrast to fall '89 midi influence. we were close to stage in front of jerry and it was packed. during set break we saw a group of people hitting a bong that was at least 3 feet tall. "how the hell did they get that in here, and why go to the trouble" you see the weirdest things at the highest of times. the sound system was a bit buggy during this show but stellar versions of pocky way (on so many roads cd) and DEW. jerry busting at the seems on this tune makes it my favorite version. very pretty brokedown, also. the only bummer was some of my buddies getting burned w/counterfit tix. apparently many got screwed this night. the prick in question will be saddled with fake pass to the afterlife. denied jackass, hope that handful of dollars was worth it. anyway, great feel to this show(previous night too) notice bobby laughing while saying louisville instead of greensboro in first part of minglewood? touch of wang dang tease just before terrapin. thanks for the sight. feel good about the service you are providing. fantastic. check out gsboro '80(may 1) transition from estimated into uncle johns is as unexpected as anything you will ever hear. johnny b. goode that night is one of the best.
September 12, 2005 Subject:
1989 Spring.....What more can I say? Probably a lot, b/c it rocked, but I'll leave it at that....
THIS WAS MY BEST SHOW ATTENDED SINCE IT WAS MY FIRST ONE. BEEN LISTENING TO THE DEAD FOR YEARS BEFORE. ADDITIONALLY, "HEY POCKY WAY" WAS INCREDIBLE! I REALLY MISS BRENT; AND OF COURSE JERRY. I ACTUALLY FOUND A TAPE ALMOST 13 YEARS LATER; POOR QUALITY, BUT THIS SOUND QUALITY IS AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!! BRINGS BACK GOOD MEMORIES. SHOUT OUT TO THE BROTHER WHO HELPED ME OUT WHEN I NEEDED A TICKET...AND A WONDERFUL AND SPACEFUL TIME..IF YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN!!!!!
July 9, 2005 Subject:
Times they were changing
I am sure glad the show was loaded with my all time favorite Jerry tunes peggy- O,loser,SOTM, jams and D/S, with DEW just blew us away. This sweet recording does capture the feel of the place, snug but truley happy inside with the fellas sounding tight. We were unforumately bummed by the surge of weird array of"Touch heads" and folks who thought they can make a living peddeling in the lot and not seeing the shows. It was a magnet for the local enforcement, a poor mixture in Greensboro let me tell ya.
April 4, 2005 Subject:
d/l this 1
March 14, 2005 Subject:
i was at this one....but didnt get in.Drove up from Deleware w/ my buddy.This is actually the first time i have listened to the show.Nice!The Coliseum looks like a brick college library.Very small.i saw the boys 2 years later to the date in 91.Man this brings back memories!Nice Ter/HPW and a monsterDEW!!!!!
March 13, 2005 Subject:
I had seen the Dead for a few years by this time, but I never had the fortune of being right up in front until these Greensboro shows. Old-school "festival" seating rules were in effect, so we waited in line outside for a couple hours to guarantee a good spot.
First night, we were three "rows" back from Phil, but this night, we were smack dab in between Jerry & Brent, holding onto the railing. I had always assumed that folks in front had some impact on the setlist and I am happy to report I was right!
Some old friends and some new friends in the area had gotten into their heads that really wanted a Hey Pocky Way, so we began calling out to Brent from the beginning of the show. A couple of particularly enthusiastic brothers from upstate NY were supplying everyone with some superior greens (including the security guards behind the rail). Well, Brent didn't pay any of us much mind during set one. But set two...
My new NY friends held up a nice sized nug and we all informed Brent that he could have it if he played our song at the opening of set two. He spotted the nug and started laughing, then he got Jerry's attention and pointed to us. Jerry pushed up his glasses, glared down at us and smiled back to Brent while shrugging his shoulders, like he was saying "why not?" Brent smiled back at him and then motioned for us to put the herb away. A few seconds later... WHAM!! We were treated to a rockin' version of our song!! Needless to say, this event kept us all very stoked throughout the second set. I specifically remember that my friends and I were going berserk during the end-jam of Terrapin because Mickey was pointing at us with his drumsticks. The higher we jumped, the harder he pounded the cymbals.
Every show I saw after this, I enjoyed watching the folks in the front interacting with band and remembering how it felt when I was there myself.
I have had nice-sounding higher gen copy of this source on cassette since 89 and I am pleased to report that this DL sounds great! Thanks to all involved!
February 25, 2005 Subject:
Some rise some fall....
....but this Terrapin is titanic!!! A short massive second set. What an awesome place to see a show. Roanoke, Hampton and Greensboro were the South's crown jewels for Dead shows.
January 17, 2005 Subject:
Post Terrapin Jam
I got there as the traffic was backing up...and I mean bad...There were probably five times the number of actual ticket holders going nowhere fast. The scene was good though, it almost made up for the fact that my car was overheating seriously. What I couldn't shake was a melody in my head that I couldn't quite place.
I met Roscoe, who was delving into taping for the first time at this show and told him about the tune...but I couldn't get it right and he couldn't help. The first set started with a bang and pretty soon the tribal stomp overtook me. And then...It wasn't the greatest Peggy-O I'd seen or heard...but Jerry's lead line...that was The Tune!!!
To have that capped with such a sweet second set made my night. And me and my car made it home just fine.
Reviewer:My Name is Simon
September 21, 2004 Subject:
Morning Dew is five stars
July 8, 2004 Subject:
89? whod' a thunk it?
Great second set. I am really looking to hear this in a SBD as all I had was a crappy aud. And I still listened to it because the material was so good. A really fun time was had by all, both nights and camping on the grass around the coliseum.
Honestly from here to the loss of Brent was a pretty good stretch, really hitting stride....too bad for the loss.